Cydar Medical winners of the Business Innovation Award 2018

Posted in Press on 13 Apr 2018

Cydar Medical are thrilled to have won the 2018 Cambridge News Business Excellence Awards in the Innovation category. These awards are highly competitive and well respected in the Cambridge community that fosters start-ups and innovation.

Hewitsons award for business innovation 2018 winner, Cydar

“Would you be comfortable with a surgeon placing this in your aorta?,” Cydar’s Dr James Gough asked our judges, waving around a medical instrument several feet long.

The thought of such a device entering your body is not for the faint-hearted (sorry), but guiding instruments is one of the biggest challenges faced by doctors since away from open surgery to more non-invasive techniques. At the moment, surgeons usually have to rely on a 2D X-ray view for guidance, but Cydar has come up with a system that combines this with 3D CT scan images. The firm’s cloud-based platform uses machine learning algorithms to map an individual patient’s anatomy and pinpoint the location of instruments.

“We’re the only people able to put high-performance cloud computing in the operating room,” says Cydar’s Rob Hague.

A spin-out from King’s College London, Cydar has been based in Barrington since 2014. With CE mark and FDA approval already secured, the company hopes to make an impact in the lucrative US market and beyond. Watch this space.

Read the full Cambridge News article here